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Abortions Are Not Just for Women

Abortions Are Not Just for Women

On September 1, 2021, Texas legislature passed S.B. 8, or better known as the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill.” Cries from abortion rights women activists were heard across the...

Interview with Rep. Seth Berry, Pt. II

Interview with Rep. Seth Berry, Pt. II

This is part three of a series by The Maine Mural podcast about the ongoing effort to establish a consumer-owned electric utility in the state of Maine. You can hear the...

On This Labor Day, Remember

On This Labor Day, Remember

It’s Labor Day yet again, and while many of us will spend it grilling, visiting family, or meeting up with friends, many of us aren’t familiar with the hard and arduous road...

Maine Mural Interviews Rep. Seth Berry

Maine Mural Interviews Rep. Seth Berry

Maine Mural host Dylan C. sits down with State Rep. Seth Berry to discuss legislation that would have allowed Mainers to vote whether they want a statewide consumer-owned...

Crash Course pt. III: Socialism & Oppression

Crash Course pt. III: Socialism & Oppression

The Maine chapter of Democratic Socialists of America has put together an introductory crash course series on socialism and how it interacts with various topics. This is a...

Advocating for minor leaguers’ work

Advocating for minor leaguers’ work

The following was originally published by Marc Normandin on June 30th, 2021 via his Patreon Newsletter. It is reprinted here with permission from the author. Sea Dogs fans,...

Black artist’s work set ablaze in Portland

Black artist’s work set ablaze in Portland

At the beginning of August, an art installation in Congress Square in Portland called New Rhythms was set on fire. The artist, Jordan Carey, got the call as he was about to...

Maine socialists study Marx and the market

Maine socialists study Marx and the market

“Digestion takes something more than a good stomach,” Karl Marx wrote. In a June 28 presentation on economics organized by the Maine Democratic Socialists of America, Howard...

What and Why a Third Reconstruction?

What and Why a Third Reconstruction?

On May 25, 2021, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the “Third Reconstruction Resolution” in the U.S. Congress. Within a month, nearly forty of the 438 members of...

Understanding economics: Where to begin

Understanding economics: Where to begin

This article previews the author’s upcoming presentation on “Marx and the Market” for Maine DSA’s Socialism 101 series. The event will be held via Zoom on Monday, June 28...

What Mainers can do for Palestine

What Mainers can do for Palestine

You might have seen the recent clamorings for US citizens to denounce the state of Israel and oppose its ongoing brutality against Palestinians. In response, you may have...

Homelessness in Maine is exhausting

Homelessness in Maine is exhausting

As the cost of living goes up, wages remain stagnant, and eviction moratoriums are lifted, a slew of individuals are becoming homeless. Homelessness does not discriminate—it...

Landlords Resist Granting Tenants Rights

Landlords Resist Granting Tenants Rights

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Justice Marygay Kennedy heard oral arguments in Portland’s Maine Superior Court for a case that cuts to the heart of the new rent control law in...